Robin Sacks' 1 Minute Mindset

June 1, 2010

Complainer! Yeah, You!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Robin Sacks...Speaker, Author, Motivator @ 4:05 pm

When did you start complaining? We all did at some point. One day you just realize that out of the 10 things that happened that day, you are choosing to focus on the one challenging thing instead of the 9 positive things. We live in a society that thrives on complaining. Granted, dissent is necessary for anything to be accomplished. After all, isn’t that exactly why we need to ask more questions? But when we stop asking questions because we do not like the answer, we convince ourselves that it is just so much easier to complain than to find a solution. It is then that we lose even more of that idea of “possibilities.”

Poet Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” The only thing over which we really have control is ourselves. Yet, we have convinced ourselves that we are “out of control” because of other people, things, and events. It is then that we lose even more of the idea of “imagination.” We ask “what if?” all the time. But we never answer the question! We choose to ask it in negative contexts. “What if I fail?” “What if it doesn’t work?” “What if other people think I’m crazy?” The running theme here is we choose to do all of these things.

When did you start running on auto-pilot? We all did at some point. When did things start “changing” but not progressing? When did you convince yourself that you are right and everyone else is an idiot? When did you start altering yourself so that you could look like, sound like, or fit in with a certain group? When did you lose YOU? We all did at some point.

You cannot move forward until you switch off of “auto-pilot!” Let’s pull out that super hero cape and imagine some possibilities! Misery is a choice…and a poor one at that.

Get real. Get moving. Get results.

Professionally, Robin Sacks is an award-winning journalist, award-winning playwright, speaker, writer, and motivational trainer. Personally, Robin is a mom, wife, and friend.

Robin specializes in helping people get out of their own way and learn to develop a great working relationship with their stress!

You can contact Robin through her website, http://www.waycoaching.com.

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